The Produce Monitoring Board (PMB) is a regulatory institution. PMB’s main focus and consideration is the quality control function involving assurance of produce standardization, export of high-quality produce and enforcement of regulations in the produce sector. In its schemes, PMB shall not engage in direct production, purchase and marketing of produce. Hence, its marketing and production functions are of relatively lesser focus. It is logical; therefore, that PMB operates a lean organization designed with provision for the essential institutional framework that will promote effective execution of the core function of quality assurance. The Government decided to transform the Commodity Market Monitoring Unit (CMMU) into a semi- autonomous Produce Monitoring Board (PMB). The Board does not deal directly in commodity trade but has an expanded mandate under the enabling Parliamentary Act, 2013 to:
For poverty reduction and improved welfare among the broad mass of the farming population, the Board monitors compliance with the indicative producer price and determine by the Produce Review Committee (PPRC).